If a mother is the primary caregiver to a child after a divorce, the father may be required by the court to pay child support. However, if the father is the child's primary caregiver, should he be allowed to ask for child support? There are a wide range of opinions on the issue. Some believe that true equality means that everyone is treated equally regardless of their gender.
It's every father's nightmare: an ex announces she is moving to another state and taking the children with her. All of a sudden, the time you spend your children may be far more limited than it was.
When a child is born, there are four ways to categorize the father. First, the child may be born to parents out of wedlock, but the biological father acknowledges his parentage. He is now known as the acknowledged father and is required to pay child support. Even if no one acknowledges that he is the father of a child, there are criteria under which a man may be presumed to fill this role.
Rick Ross, a Miami-based rapper who was sued for additional support from his son's mother, filed papers on Dec. 18, responding to the original suit. The woman had asked for an increase in monthly child support from $2,800 to $20,000, in a suit filed earlier in 2015.